Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Proof Die, Repunched 1, High Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse A: Proof Die, Die Defects On Upper Wheat Stalks


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                   Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)



Comments: Only one proof obverse die has been identified the 1885 date.

Obverse 1 features a high date with a slight downward slope. The 1 digit in the date is repunched above the flag.

Reverse A has two long die scratches on the left and right wheat stalks as illustrated above.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS PF66 Cameo

1885 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111

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